Border/packet gateway control system and control method

  • US 7,881,317 B2
  • Filed: 02/28/2007
  • Issued: 02/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for implementing control by a border/packet gateway control system, comprising:

  • setting a control policy in the border/packet gateway control system for controlling bearer resources;

    obtaining network resource information, generating a service decision related to IP network interconnecting according to the control policy and the network resource information, wherein the control policy comprises operation demands from an operator;

    performing IP network interconnecting according to the service decision;

    wherein the border/packet gateway control system comprises a Border Gateway Control Function Entity/Packet Gateway Control Function Entity (BGCFE/PGCFE), a Policy Decision Function Entity (PDFE), a Transport Resource Control Function Entity (TRCFE), and a Border Gateway Function Entity/Packet Gateway Function Entity (BGFE/PGFE);

    said obtaining network resource information and generating the service decision according to the control policy and the network resource information comprises;

    sending, by the BGCFE/PGCFE, a resource request of the IP network interconnecting to the PDFE;

    requesting, by the PDFE, the TRCFE to allocate appropriate network resources;

    feeding back, by the TRCFE, the network resource information to the PDFE;

    generating, by the PDFE, the service decision related to IP network interconnecting services according to the control policy and the network resource information;

    said sending the resource request of the IP network interconnecting to the PDFE comprises;

    sending, by the BGCFE/PGCFE, service control information related to IP network interconnecting to the PDFE;

    and said performing IP network interconnecting according to the service decision comprises;

    adjusting, by the PDFE, the service control information according to the service decision;

    choosing, by the PDFE, a BGFE/PGFE and sending the adjusted service control information to the BGFE/PGFE;

    performing, by the BGFE/PGFE, IP network interconnecting according to the adjusted service control information.

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